Kristen Modaferri: possible DNA match

Eighteen-year-old Kristen Modafferi was a college honor student from North Carolina spending her summer in San Francisco. On Monday, June 23rd, 1997, she arrived for work at the Crocker Galleria mall. She had taken a job at a coffee shop to pay for a photography course at U.C. Berkeley.  At the end of her shift, Kristen left the coffee shop, withdrew money from the bank, and was never seen again.

Twenty years later, there is a potential break in the case. Private investigators searched the property in Oakland where Kristen was living at the time of her disappearance. A K-9 that specializes in finding hidden graves alerted to a drainage pipe downhill from the residence. In another search, a forensic anthropologist examined the site, and found evidence of human blood in the area between Kristen’s house and the house next door at the base of some porch steps.

The DNA they found on that site was a match for Kristen. The evidence has yet to be verified by the police. We will bring you more information as this story develops.

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    Someone posted on the other case notes on here an update similar to this but the news crew had tracked down Jon and Jill. Jill was supposedly interviewed but it was supposed to be in the Part 2 which wasn’t posted. Curious what else she could’ve said or if there are further leads 3 years later? How awful to go this long! Prayers to the family


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    John kilgore

    God is the judge


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    Any further updates? Prayers.


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    Bill blaski

    Very sad….i hope they get a break with her DNA


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    Zach Hickmon

    I saw Kristen at the store walmart


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